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By air sea and land

A Workshop at PRONI
By air, sea and land- Transport & Mobility through the archives
8th September 2014

PRONI would like to invite you a special full-day public workshop relating to the fascinating world of business archives.
Many voluntary groups across the UK and Ireland specialise in preserving, interpreting and celebrating business heritage collections and archives. Often however, these groups find it difficult to get their voices heard and encounter barriers when attempting to collaborate with academics, archivists and museum professionals working in this field.

Image: Photograph of Shorland utility vehicle, manufactured by Short Borthers. PRONI ref. D4474/2/208
This workshop at PRONI aims to address this problem by bringing practitioners and volunteers together to encourage dialogue and learning; and to enhance understanding of current and future events and initiatives. The workshop will also act as an excellent forum for members of the public to get to grips with this part of our collective history, as well as provide inspiration for future research and development.
Belfast has long been noted as a centre of transport ingenuity; from ship building and aviation; to pneumatic tyres and sports cars. As the main repository for business archives in Belfast, and Northern Ireland as a whole, PRONI represents a perfect location to host this event.
The workshop is organised by A²SN, the Archives and Artefacts Study Network. It is being supported by The Historical Model Railway Society; the Business Archives Council; and the Postal History Society. This will be the fourth such workshop arranged by these groups, which to date have led to many fruitful collaborations, creating a stronger, more unified voice for promoting business heritage.
The full programme for the day can be downloaded via the following link (2.39MB).
WHERE: PRONI
WHEN: 8th September 2014, 9:30 to 16:30. A Workshop Networking event on board the SS Nomadic will take place from 17:00
HOW MUCH: Admission to this event is £20 per person, including refreshments and lunch at PRONI. This fee is payable to the organising body A²SN. Entrance to the SS Nomadic networking events is an additonal £3, again payable to A²SN.
Payment for this conference is payable by cheque and bank transfer. Payment must be pre-paid in advance. The booking form can be downloaded by the following link (2.39MB).